Thur, May 4, 2017: Trump speaks on House passing bill to replace Obamacare

President Trump took a televised victory lap Thursday after the House voted to pass a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – an unusual Rose Garden ceremony considering that final victory remains miles away.

“It’s going to be an unbelievable victory, actually, when we get it through the Senate,” Trump said while surrounded by some four dozen House Republicans gathered at the White House.

Lawmakers took buses from Capitol Hill to celebrate in the Rose Garden just minutes after the winning the health care bill by just four votes. The final 217-213 tally ended months of struggle to reach an agreement that would pass even in the Republican-controlled chamber.

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